Home Depot Pulling Out Of Greenville, Rocky Mount

Home Depot says it is closing two stores here in Eastern Carolina.

A spokesman says stores in Greenville and Rocky Mount will begin liquidating stock on Thursday.

The Home Depot location on Memorial Drive in Greenville employs 96 people and opened in June 2002, while the Rocky Mount location employs 89 and is on North Wesleyan Boulevard. It opened in February 2004.

Steve Holmes says the two stores did not meet their expectations for long term financial return. The company says two other stores in other states will also close.

Holmes says typically a store clearance takes about six to eight weeks. He says they own both locations and after liquidation the buildings will be up for sale.

The only other Home Depot locations in our area are in Jacksonville and Kitty Hawk.

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  • by CS on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    Such a marketing plan..Home Depot RIGHT beside a very established lowes location. Thats is almost as smart as a Fresh Market in Greenville. not.
  • by Tim K. Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    I was there around noon today...what a zoo! As I pulled up I thought I was in the wrong place...the parking lot was full!! I went inside and bought a few things, then waited in line for one of the 3 registers that was open. I waited about 10-15 minutes in line. Most items were only 10% off, but some were 20% and a very few builder items were 30% off. I imagine that as time goes by the discounts will get better. I did get a vacuum cleaner for 20% off though...hope it works because all sales are final!
  • by Mocky Rount on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Only Greenville can match RM in the crime dept....and guess where the other HD is closing?
  • by pIRATE Location: Greenville on Jan 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    Actually I enjoyed having somewhere else than Lowes to shop. Kinda like Wal-mart and Target. Incidentally, all of my experiences at HD were positive. Never any problem with customer service or prices. Sorry to see another Greenville business shutting it's doors.
  • by cj on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    hey 'just curious' those check and balances you mentioned are effectively eliminated when all three branches are run by liberl extremists and activist judges. get your facts straight. if the majority is of the same, disturbed ilk (which they were when all this job killing business was instigated- GW included) there is no balance. therefore it is the fault of the one who holds something called 'veto power.'
  • by saywha? Location: Washington on Jan 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    Wow, folks trying to blame Obama for HD shuttering low performing stores. This might surprise the Obama-haters, but even when the economy, on the whole, is doing great, retail stores are constantly closing due to competition....and that market competition is what makes our American capitalist economy run. So, I guess you hate America. (see, that kind of nonsense can work both ways)
  • by shopper Location: washington on Jan 27, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    when are they posting they reduced pricing? by the way is greenville big enough to keep both of its lowes stores open?
  • by bk Location: rocky mount on Jan 27, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    So. I see we are blaming Obama for this too. You are an idiot.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 at 12:25 AM
    its simple... leasing 100k square foot buildings and not being able to pay the utilities, cable and phone fees, and all the other expenses will bankrupt any business everytime. Its hard out here for a business.
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Jan 26, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    Closing down was a business decision. Now I would like to make a consumer decision. What will the discounts start at?

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